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Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting ‐ Certifications, Cost, and Reviews

Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting is located in Nashville, TN, but also offers classes online. This school offers training in 6 qualifications, with the most reviewed qualifications being Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA), Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), and Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA). Time to complete this education training ranges from 9 months to 18 months depending on the qualification, with a median time to complete of 1 year. The cost to attend Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting ranges from $5,000 to $8,000 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $6,500. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "I paid for it myself".

The most commonly reported benefits of attending Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting are "Hands-on training" and "Good teachers", but respondents also mentioned "Positive environment" and "Good career preparation" as notable benefits. Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting has been reviewed 11 times, with an average rating of 4.27 out of 5. About 82% of reviewers would recommend Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting to a friend.

School Information

9 months - 18 months

Cost:

  • Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA): $5,000 - $8,000
  • Certified Surgical Technologist (CST): $5,000 - $8,000
  • CST Certification: $5,000
  • Certified Surgical Technician (CST): $5,000
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA): $7,495

What do students think about this program?

Top pros

Hands-on training Mentioned in 9 reviews
Good teachers Mentioned in 7 reviews
Positive environment Mentioned in 7 reviews

Recent reviews

5.0

Pros

Flexible class hours, Good teachers, Affordable, Helpful career services, Positive environment, Good career preparation, Hands-on training.

Cons

Lab is so much fun it should be longer.

Other comments

The lab is amazing. You get a lot of didactic in the beginning but the lab definitely reinforces everything you’ve learned. The class size is great (about 12 students) and the instructors are amazing! They were personable and very knowledgeable about being a SA.
3.0

Pros

Good teachers, Affordable, Positive environment, Hands-on training

Cons

Lack of support after graduation

Other comments

Enjoyed the hands on learning. Needed to receive a associates degree. Failed to study degree application for future requirements of employment. Not recolonized as easily as a PA degree.

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Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

805 people answered

“That this certification should be taken as a degree program over 2 years, instead of the one year of training that it offered.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“I wish I knew how hard I had to study ahead of time so I could have been better prepared.”

Dec. 31, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)?

854 people answered

“Get your training at a school with at least two years of study.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“Study lots and lots to prepare for the NBSTSA test and remember to always do what’s right, not what’s easy”

Dec. 31, 2019

Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA) Questions & Answers

What do people wish they knew before earning their Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA)?

43 people answered

“Many hospitals don't have positions that require this certification.”

Jan. 1, 2020

“With the previous experience of being a CST it definitely prepared me for this program”

Dec. 21, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA)?

47 people answered

“Have experience in the field before doing it.”

Jan. 2, 2020

“Make sure that you know that there are jobs available in your location.”

Jan. 1, 2020

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